The Pulse

The Pulse

Rodney B. Murray, executive director of academic technology at the University of the Sciences, is charged with advancing all aspects of educational technology on campus. His goal is to provide the teaching and learning platforms and services that will move USciences forward in classroom learning, hybrid and distance education. He earned his Ph.D. in pharmacology from Temple University School of Medicine. Prior to joining USciences, Rod created the Office of Academic Computing and taught pharmacology at Thomas Jefferson University, where he helped bring about significant advancements in the areas of instructional technology, e-learning application development, and Jefferson’s Internet presence. At USciences, he promotes the latest e-learning technologies, including Web 2.0 applications, social media, blogs, wiki's, e-portfolios and podcasts. He has become a recognized expert in this area, producing his own podcast on educational technology since 2006.

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July 11, 2014
This month's edition of The Pulse podcast looks at what's on the horizon in digital learning instruction. In it, Rodney B. Murray, the host of The Pulse, discusses some of the trends in eLearning teaching and technology.
June 5, 2014
This month's edition of The Pulse features an interview with Dina Leytes, who chairs the intellectual property and new media practice at Philadelphia's Griesing Law firm. In the interview, she discusses some of the copyright and ownership issues related to online higher education.
May 7, 2014
This month's program on The Pulse features an interview with Ray Henderson, chairman of In the Telling, a documentary instructional company.

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March 15, 2011
The March 2011 edition of The Pulse features an interview with Steve Anderson, director of the Media Arts + Practice Ph.D. Program and assistant professor of interactive media at the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts. He discusses the prospects of a more rational future for fair use in publishing and teaching.
February 8, 2011
The February 2011 edition of The Pulse features an interview with Brian Hughes, associate director of design, publishing and service at Teachers College's Library at Columbia University. He discusses the best ways to get faculty members comfortable with using social media in teaching.
January 10, 2011
The January 2011 edition of The Pulse features an interview with Matthew Wasowski, senior manager of customer programs at Blackboard Collaborate. He discusses Wimba Classroom, Pronto and Wimba Voice, and how these products and Elluminate will be combined in the upcoming Blackboard Collaborate, due this summer.
September 22, 2010
Sept. 2010: Mary Ann Gawelek, provost at Seton Hill University, talks with Rod Murray about the Pennsylvania institution's Griffin Technology Advantage Program and how university officials prepared their faculty and IT infrastructure to handle a program that gave iPads and MacBook Pros to all their incoming students.
May 17, 2010
ay 2010: Rod Murray discusses a set of new developments from Google and Google Apps.

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